The Ellsworth Boys used a decisive 3rd Quarter, outscoring Orono 20-13 to beat the Red Riots 62-49 in Orono on Thursday, January 11th.

Ellsworth's Chance Mercier, was tasked with primarily guarding Orono's Pierce Walton, and held his good friend to just 5 points on the night, while scoring a game-high 23 points.

Ellsworth drained 7 3-pointers on the night, with Miles Palmer sinking 2 3's in the 4th quarter which were like daggers into the heart as Orono tried to comeback.

Meanwhile Ellsworth, was an efficient 15-24 from the free throw line, going 7-10 in the decisive 3rd Quarter and 6-10 in the 4th Quarter.

Ellsworth was led by Chance Mercier with a game-high 23 points. He had 3 3-pointers. Miles Palmer had 14 points with 3 3-pointers. Josiah James-Chin had 9 points with a 3-pointer and went 6-8 from the free throw line.

Orono was led by Ben Francis with 16 points and 2 3-pointers. Will Francis had 11 points. Brady Hewes had the Red Riots' other 3-pointer. Orono was 3-5 from the free throw line.

Ellsworth is now 9-2. They will host Old Town on Tuesday, January 16th at 7 p.m. That game will be broadcast on AM 1370 WDEA, on WDEA Internet Radio, on our FREE downloadable APP and on any Alexa enabled device, with the pregame starting at 6:40 p.m.

Orono, is 8-3, having lost 3 games in a row. They will travel North to play the Houlton Shiretowners on Monday, January 15th at 12:30 p.m.

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Line Score

Ellsworth Boys1212201862
Orono Boys1312131149


Box Score


Chance Mercier235344
Miles Palmer142312
Josiah James-Chin9-168
Cruz Coffin0----
Kaleb Conners0----
Brayden King0----
Bryce Hart0----
Hollis Grindal41-26
Hunter Boles0----
Kyle Kenny73-12
Conner MacDonald0----
Dawson Curtis31-12
Jackson Barry0----
Zach Bray0----
Isiah Corson21---


Pierce Walston52-11
Brady Hewes4-111
Caden Gray0----
Kason Bagley0----
Caden Ewer-Cousins42---
Ben Francis1652-1
Bergen Sodenberg9-3--
Will Francis115-12
Jay Tweedie0----
Sebastian Vanidestine0----
Adam Sherman0----
Mason Kenney0----
Noah Schaff0----
Matt Allen0----

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